Red White and Green Festival
Just got home from the San Genaro Festival. It was a good time, but I gotta say - it's way way over priced. The sound of a "festival" makes it seem as though your going to be outdoors, enjoying the breeze, hearing some music and possibly tasting a few different items from the menu so that you get an honest feel for the culture. Well, that's kind of the idea that floats into my head. At any rate, we spent almost $100.00 between just the three of us and there was no alochol involved, we didn't get on any rides and we didn't play any carnival games. So, how the fuck did we spend so much money?? I dunno.
It was like $7.00 a piece to walk in the door, a cheesesteak sub was almost $10, my mom and I both had dessert and then of course we both got little souvenirs. Thankfully, the fireworks show was free or else we'd be declaring bankruptcy right about now. So, wow, it's just so easy to spend a bunch of money on such a seemingless innocent place.
We drove right past my last house on the way to the festival. Memories! I saw the street where we used to live and the sidewalks where I used to walk Lucy and the Walgreens that was NEVER opened until the week I moved on it was the first time I have been on that side of town since I moved. Strange. I like my new place and my new side of town and my new meetings, but I'm realizing that was a big part of my life that I just closed the door on and it's just kind of weird starting fresh. Again. I can't even tell you many times I've packed it all up and started fresh. At least this time I didn't move to a new state. Just a new zipcode :)